Collector P. Seetharaman has appealed to the people not to resort to agitations seeking flood relief. A mechanism has already been put in place to distribute relief on a war-footing, he said.

So far, a compensation of Rs. 8.73 crore had been disbursed to a total of 48,378 houses affected by the floods. The enumeration process for determining houses damaged in all flood-hit areas would be completed by this week-end.

Similarly, assessment of crop damage in the district would be completed by the week-end.

Meanwhile, disbursement of compensation was ordered to offset crop losses on 3,150 hectares.

Aggrieved persons could contact the following officials: Cuddalore block – Special Deputy Collector (Stamp papers) Natarajan – 94434 83094; Kurinjipadi – Personal Assistant to District Revenue Officer (Land Acquisition-Neyveli) G.Santha – 94458 17622.

Chidambaram – District Backward Classes Welfare Officer R.Ganapathi – 98427 23080; Kattumannarkoil – Assistant Commissioner (Excise) Kesavamurthy – 98424 05631; Thittakudi – Inspection Cell Officer Padmini – 98942 14133 and Panruti – District Adi Dravidar Welfare Officer Thiruvengadam – 98948 21351.

Regarding crop losses, farmers could contact either Deputy Director (Agriculture) Ilangovan – 94423 59420 or Personal Assistant to Collector (Agriculture) Mani – 94439 59611.